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Governance

Australia can “democratically” move to a 2050 Zero Emissions Target
Our nations' democratic will is being held hostage by a minority group of politicians. This is putting our future national wellbeing at risk. The Prime Minister “Morrison is saying he won’t make a commitment when its consequences are not grasped by the public” (Paul Kelly, The Australian, 18/2/20). There is a way of the public being well informed over, and grasping the consequences of, a 2050 Zero Emissions Target: A Citizens Jury – transparent, informed and deliberative! (The UK and French governments have already engaged such processes for their citizens.) Ask your local federal member to support such action!
18th February 2020 by Glenn Barnes 0 Comments
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17th February 2020 by Prof.(Dr.) Sa... 1 Comments
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Agriculture

Fake penguins convince real ones to move to safer habitats
BirdLife South Africa is working to create new colonies of penguins at quiet beaches in Cape Town by using decoy penguin sculptures.Most seabirds breed in colonies and will only do so if they feel safe. The decoys fool birds into thinking that other birds are already breeding thereAfrican penguin numbers have been on a decrease over the last 60 years and the West Coast of South Africa have suffered the most. They have seen an over 60% decrease in the last 20 years due to decreases in the availability of their preferred prey, which is sardines and anchovies.www.goodthingsguy.com/environment/decoy-penguins-new-colonies/
17th February 2020 by IdeaSpies 1 Comments
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17th February 2020 by andrewcrawfor... 1 Comments
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Governance

TAX REFORM a great opportunity to use "Deliberative Democracy"
"NSW Treasurer Perrottet slams Canberra for tax reform drought"(AFR) For just on two decades Australian Governments have baulked at significant reform of our tax system. In this era of policy inertia, produced by a dysfunctional political system that is overly responsive to individual economic and social pressure groups, we need a "breakout" process that defines a "common good" solution.John Key managed to resolve a similar difficulty in NZ by using a "transparent and deliberative process" run with the help of Wellington University. The Australian Government could easily use a Citizens Jury to review and develop a "common good" Australian tax proposal.
17th February 2020 by Glenn Barnes 1 Comments
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Artistic

Sculpture by The Sea- Cottesloe Perth 2020
“The piece is called God. “The creation process comes with struggles, failures, frustration and contentment, in the joy of craftsmanship. There is a sensuous hedonism in paint textures, in carving perfumed wood, in the application of glazes. It becomes relevant to me on consideration of the audience. I really must have something to convey. As time has progressed my work has become more concerned with the human condition and the connection of this expression with the viewer. I offer up an idea/concept/ metaphor or placebo for them to engage with. Perhaps they will appreciate the superficial visual” Steve Marr. https://www.stephenmarr.com.au/
17th February 2020 by make-happen 1 Comments
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